Following the tradition of giving names after a sweet food to all version of Android, Google has disclosed some official information about upcoming Android 4.1 AKA Jelly Bean. According to Google in the official announcement, the system would be the evolution of the Ice Cream Sandwich. Besides being much faster and full of innovative features, it also bring some features for more convenient usage. We did previously featured Round-up of Ice Cream Sandwich with all new features and improvement found there. As of official statement from Google and as well as our experience on Android SDK, we have now prepared some quick notes about Jelly Bean’s recent changes, additions and improvements. Check out this article to find more.
Jelly Bean's interface does not bring dramatic c changes comparing with the Ice Cream Sandwich. However, some improvements can be easily noted, such as images and a more modern organization & even more intuitive icons and tools. The home screen of Android now has the feature to add resizable and intelligently repositioned widgets. Check out the gallery below to monitor the main changes in the layout of the Jelly Bean.
The keyboard has won a brand new look, getting even darker and with a simpler format for typing. In addition, the Jelly Bean has a new option called Voice Typing, which allows you to write messages using only voice commands, without even touching the gadget. According to Google, the voice resources will be available in English only at he early stages, but should receive updates as soon as possible for other languages.
Support For Visually Impaired
With the aim to further popularize the Android, Google has prepared a number of specific features for the visually impaired on Jelly Bean. For example, the gesture features and activated with new tools and new ways making it even more intuitive while navigating the device.
Improved Touch Response
The key technology behind Jelly Bean's incredible speed in system process and touch response is called 'Project Buffer'. With it, the response speed of a touch screens gets much faster than what we are getting in current smartphones. To this end, Android now provides the locations where the user must touch, giving immediate answers and incredibly fast for any action.
Another addition that will make.Jelly Bean even more appealing is the animated version of the little robot for assistance - may be better hen Siri from Apple because of.the visual animation. With Voice Search, you can search and listen to the answers immediately.
Google Now is the tool that Google hopes to gain even more space on Android for those who like to rely on technology even for small daily tasks. With it, you have an assistant for various situations, adding a web search and geolocation history with your appointments. Android will now advise you the best time to go out so that you will not be late for an appointment based on the way to go, for example. Another possibility is to predict the delay of a flight to perform other tasks that can be done in time. The Jelly Bean is also able to tell the time of the next bus and any other functions you need, eliminating the use of several applications available today.
NFC’s New Possibility
Enthusiasts of the NFC can now enjoy some good news as Jelly Bean promises to bring the technology right on your hand. Although not popular around the world, with the NFC people can make payments, share files and even automate daily tasks.
So what do you think about Jelly Bean? Google has already announced their first Nexus Tablet – Nexus 7 will come with Jelly Bean. They also notes that Jelly Bean will be available for Nexus, Nexus S and Motorola Xoom by the end of July. Share your thoughts about Jelly Bean here and let us know about it.